Throughout our nation’s history, immigrants have come here to find freedom and better lives for them and their families. In turn, they have contributed in great ways to our economy, through their hard work and entrepreneurship. Today, however, legal immigration is a long, expensive bureaucratic mess, and our state government wastes billions of our tax dollars trying – and failing – to keep out peaceful people who would be a net benefit to all Texans.
I oppose Governor Abbott’s wasteful and xenophobic border walls, and I will fight to make legal immigration as easy as it was when “huddled masses yearning to breathe free” were welcomed here without all of the red tape. It is a “win-win” for both immigrants and the Texans who will benefit from their contributions here.